LA Animal Services Can Earn Up To $10,000 Through Petco Foundation’s #ShelterValentine

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LA Animal Services Can Earn Up To $10,000 Through Petco Foundation’s #ShelterValentine

LA Animal Services is asking local adopters to help them earn a Lifesaving Grant Award.

Los Angeles, February 3, 2020 – LA Animal Services is encouraging pet adopters to post a #ShelterValentine for a chance to help them earnup to a $10,000 grant award from the Petco Foundation. From Feb. 1 to Feb. 14, animal lovers are encouraged to post a photo or video using #ShelterValentine on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win daily prizes and a grant award for the organization they adopted from.

Valentines can be a message of love to an adopted pet, a thank you to shelter staff who work hard to save lives every day, or a note of encouragement to shelter pets looking for loving homes. Participants will have the chance to win a daily prize pack containing a Petco® gift card, an item from Mutts®, a BOBS from Skechers® item, and a Petco Foundation swag item, and will give LA Animal Services the chance to earn a $1,000 daily grant award, or a $10,000 Valentine’s Day grant award. To be eligible, adopters must use the hashtag #ShelterValentine, and must @mention both @petcofoundation and their adoption organization in their post. To view full campaign rules, visit

“Studies have shown that pets help brighten our moods and have a positive effect on your health, like lower blood pressure,” said LA Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette. “Stop by one of our six LA Animals Services Centers and meet our fantastic pets. You might just fall in love!”

On the week of Valentine’s Day, representatives from the Petco Foundation will travel the country visiting animal welfare organizations with a special valentine delivery. The Petco Foundation will also compile #ShelterValentine messages from across the country to send a virtual valentine to more than 4,000 animal welfare organizations, thanking them for their lifesaving work.

For more information about LA Animal Services, visit To learn more about the Petco Foundation, visit

Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved. The Petco Foundation partners with BOBS from Skechers’ charitable collection of BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats shoes, apparel and accessories. Over the past four years, Skechers has donated more than $4.23 million to help over 750,000 shelter pets nationwide, including saving more than 396,000 rescued pets – and BOBS continues to make a difference for animals across the country. Learn more about BOBS from Skechers at


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